Professor David Scheffer Wins 2012 Book of the Year Award

On September 7th in Cleveland, Professor David Scheffer received the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the American National Section of L’Association Internationale de Droit Penal (AIDP) for his recent book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press, 2012).    Scheffer, who was U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues during the Clinton Administration, recounts his eight-year mission to confront the atrocities of the 1990s and build five war crimes tribunals to render justice.  The legal and diplomatic challenges he undertook at home and abroad frame this personal story of law, politics, and morality.

Professor Jens Meierhenrich of the London School of Economics and Political Science wrote of Scheffer’s book: “All the Missing Souls is a masterful, well-paced read that fills a glaring gap in the literature on international justice.  I have no doubt that All the Missing Souls will come to rank alongside Telford Taylor’s The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trails.  Scheffer is the Taylor of our times.”